Getting hiking gear for Utah Trails at Smith & Edwards

We’re getting Cabin Fever… are you?

- posted by Rose Marion

When I’m not at Smith & Edwards, taking photos is a huge hobby of mine.

I’ve been in Utah for 6 years, and while I’ve loved wandering backroads for barn photos and along the river parkways for macros and mushrooms, I’ve never ventured up the trails for some stunning shots.

Til now!

I’ve got Cabin Fever and I bet you do, too. Come explore the hikes & trails of Weber county with me! Mike Vause has picked out some gear for me, and I want to see if you can keep up!


I’m wearing the Columbia Switchback II Jacket (in “rose” color), Columbia gray Anytime Outdoor Long shorts, and Merrell waterproof high top hiking boots. In-store, I’m wearing Ariat Real Riding Eclipse jeans. Yep, I got all that gear at Smith & Edwards!

Visit Camping & Hiking to get the best gear.
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And check out the boots department for Merrell, Hi-Tec, and Under Armour hiking boots and trail running shoes.

You’ll find even more gear in-store at Smith & Edwards, off exit 351 just north of Ogden. Have fun out there!

Shop the Cabin Fever Sale!

Smith & Edwards' 2016 Cabin Fever Sale
Smith & Edwards' 2016 Cabin Fever Sale
Smith & Edwards' 2016 Cabin Fever Sale
Smith & Edwards' 2016 Cabin Fever Sale

Calling Elk with Sage Game Calls

Call out the BIG one with Sage Game Calls!

- posted by Rose Marion

Coby Moulton with Sage Game Calls took some time to show us the range of elk calls he makes.

These reeds are exactly what you need to practice, learn, and hopefully bring home that big bull elk!

Coby makes his calls with strategy in mind: Small Bull, Medium Bull, Big Bull, and of course the Cow in pink (so you don’t get mixed up in the field!). Just watch him give us an elk calling sample!

At these prices, you can get the whole elk family and practice til you drive your wife crazy get it perfect!

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What’s the strategy? Well, the best way to learn is to go out with someone who knows the tricks and learn from them. But here’s one strategy. Use the small bull call, and a couple cow calls, to make the sound of a small herd. With any luck, the BIG elk in the field hears it, comes your way to take some of “your” cows, and you come home with some nice antlers and a freezer chest of elk.

Coby’s a true sportsman, having hunted in Oregon, Idaho, Utah – and with happy customers sending him pictures on Facebook all the time, he must know what he’s doing!

You can find Coby’s game calls at SmithandEdwards.com here in the Big Game Calls section, and also in-store at Smith & Edwards, off exit 351 in Ogden, Utah. Come out & give them a try on your elk hunt!

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Can SureCan…? This gas can sure can!

- posted by Jerica Parker

Now, I know what you’re thinking… another gas can?? Yes!

SureCan is a new and renovated gas can that is becoming popular in various local businesses, including here at Smith and Edwards. The SureCan is made in the USA and the company is local here in Ogden, Utah. The Standard Examiner just recently featured Brad Ouderkirk, owner of the SureCan, in an article as well. Click here to see the article.

You can win your own SureCan gas can this week! Scroll down to enter to win.

Watch the SureCan in Action


We know and understand the typical issues with gas cans… they tip over and spill gas all over, they are hard to aim when pouring into your machine, and they can leak. The frustration is discouraging and totally not worth it.

That is why I wanted to tell you about this awesome, brand new product we are carrying! The SureCan gas can is guaranteed no spill, no leak, and gas-free hands after using it. But what makes it different from other gas cans? I asked Randy, our Lawn and Garden department manager, exactly what makes it unique.

“The features speak for themselves,” Randy told me as he showed me the flexible, rotating nozzle and the thumb-release trigger. No more messy tipping and aiming! After using this can, we have had people tell us just how easy it is to use.

“Lifting a 5 gallon gas can and tipping is not easy,” Randy says. But this new, renovated gas can solves that problem. So yes… SureCan sure can!

SureCan: Feed Your Machines

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SureCan 5 gallon gas can
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SureCan 2.2 gallon gas can
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Also available in store at Smith and Edwards! Exit 351 off I-15 in Ogden, Uah – Find it in the Lawn and Garden department in the front of the store.

Emission Control Information:

This container complies with U.S. EPA emission regulations for portable fuel containers (40 CFR Part 59). The emissions warranty is valid for a minimum of one year from date of purchase.

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Smith & Edwards reviews Sitka Gear for Archery

Putting Sitka Gear to the Test in the Field

- posted by Curtis Carter

Three days into the archery hunt and yet to bag a buck.

We decided to go on an evening spot and stalk, we had spent all summer getting ready, spotting and investing money into gear. Now we have heard of the Sitka gear working really well. But we have never actually really put it to the test.

Now back to the Monday evening hunt, we were up on this peak spotting and almost immediately we spotted this pretty good size two point about two hundred yards out. So we decided to put a stalk on it.

Sitka CamoBecause Tyson was all decked out in his Sitka system, he was making his way off the peak towards this buck. I stayed on this peak to keep a sight on the buck and on Tyson, to try and direct him.

As the buck was feeding he was moving farther away and uphill. The brush was little cover where Tyson was at and it was super steep. As the buck was feeding it wandered behind some brush causing me to reposition.

As I did I got set back up, sitting there wondering where in the world Tyson was. As I was sitting there trying to find him, he sent me a text saying “I’m on my way back don’t want to go after him.” It was only when he turned to head back, I saw the fletchings on his arrows. Tyson was only less than one hundred yards away and I could not find him.

Tyson in Sitka gear - photo by Curtis Carter

Proving to us that this Sitka gear works!!

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Click here for Sitka products at Smith & Edwards, and click here for ALL Camo for guys, ladies, and youth.

Click to shop hunting camo & blaze orange at Smith & Edwards!Want more hunting stories like this? Have a story of your own to share? Leave a comment below.

Smith And Edwards Visits Tony Lama

- posted by Regan Taylor

This July, our President of Smith and Edwards, Craig Smith, and our boot department manager, Evan Gibson, were invited on a trip to El Paso, Texas to visit the Tony Lama factory.

The above video is of a man nailing and pegging the shank of a boot. Notice where he’s pulling the nails out of; HIS MOUTH! Who would of thought someone could make handling a mouth-full of nails look so easy.

Look at all those boots!

Look at all those boots!

Craig and Evan learned quite a bit about the process it takes to make these boots while visiting the factory. Did you know that it takes about 136 steps and 100 people just to finish one pair of Tony Lama’s? That’s way more than I could have ever imagined!

That's one LONG snake!

That’s one LONG snake!

Tony Lama has a section for their “exotic leather’s” they use which have snake, lizard, alligator and even ostrich skins. You can see the snake skins hanging here along their fixtures.

Each person at the factory has their own job and task that must be done quickly AND efficiently in order for the boots to be finished on time and uphold quality standards. Evan and Craig both noticed how the Tony Lama workers all act in sync as a team to get the job done right. It was clear that all these workers took pride in their work AND enjoyed what they were doing.

Get Your Tony Lama’s This Weekend And Get A Little Something Extra For Free!

August 20th-23rd only! This weekend, if you buy any Tony Lama or Justin boots on SmithandEdwards.com, you will get a Smith and Edwards Snuffy & Guffy boot jack for free! ($9.50 value!)

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What You Didn’t Know About 4-H

- posted by Regan Taylor

When you think “Weber County 4-H,” what comes to mind? If you’re anything like me, you probably only picture lamb and other livestock showing and competitions.

Well, you aren’t completely wrong. The livestock and horse programs are a big chunk of what 4-H has to offer – Click here to read about showing livestock with 4-H!

BUT, what you more than likely didn’t know is that 4-H has SO many more amazing programs!

Variety of Programs in 4-H

Do you and your child love to cook? Try the food preparation and preservation project. Interested in learning more about photography? Gardening? Rocketry? Sewing? The list of what kinds of groups Weber County 4-H has to offer goes on and on. The best part is that it’s for youth in 3rd-12th grade and their friends or families. It’s an awesome way for youth to learn helpful life long skills and to get involved with others in their community.

4-H Reaches Far Across Communities

4-H is in all 50 states – plus over 50 other countries! Why? The success it has in each community of course! It’s all about empowering youth to reach their full potential and encouraging them to broaden their experiences and knowledge through activities that peek their interest.

Clubs and programs are added based on the communities interest and demand – so if you have an idea and it’s not already a club or program yet, it very well could be in the future!

Types of Clubs

So what existing clubs are there? Well, as I said, the list goes on and on. But here are a few that caught my attention:

  • Crime and Spy Science Clubs: Investigate and analyze using spy kits, messages, fingerprints and DNA.
  • Paper Crafts Clubs: Learn all about scrapbooks, cards, journals, origami, grow cards, and paper mache.
  • Shooting Sports: This is a recently added club! Learn about equipment, trap shooting, archery, how to use a shotgun AND a handgun.

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  • Cake Decorating Clubs: Teaches you how to create and bake a beautiful cake; from frosting, decorating, and the proper display of the cake. (Fun!)
  • Fitness and Healthy Snack Clubs: The importance of fitness and it’s effect it has on your health should be taught as early as possible. This class teaches you about cardio, balance, strength, measuring food intake as well as choosing the right foods and setting goals through healthy living activities.
  • Theater Arts: With this club you or your child will be able to use their imagination, body and voice to express their character. This club covers everything from dynamics to acting styles, and even auditions!
  • Horse Program: It doesn’t matter if you have access to a horse or not, if you’re interested in learning the science of equine care and management, this is the program for you! Activities can include anything from educational (and fun!) club meetings to trail rides, horse shows and service projects.

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  • Robotics Clubs: Do you love to take things apart and put them back together to see how they work? From what makes robots move to how they turn, this class shows you how to do just that; learn the basics of the world of robotics. Maybe even build one yourself!
  • Sewing: Let your future tailor shine through with this fun class that teaches you how to choose the right sewing tools and even how to use a sewing machine. Make a pillowcase, a skirt or pair of shorts, or even a doll skirt.
  • Craft Beading Club: Bubble beads, wooden beads, bedazzling…. oh my! The possibilities of what you’ll be able to make are endless!
  • Dog Clubs: Why pay for a trainer to get your rowdy puppy in check when you can learn how to yourself?! This club covers barking basics, “sit and stay”, “get down” and “figure 8” commands.
  • Photography: From composition, shooting and editing, you’ll be taking beautiful pictures that tell a story.
  • Spa and Relaxation Clubs: Body butter, zen garden, lip balm, foot scrub, candles and yoga; all the relaxing ingredients you need to create a perfect spa oasis!
Alicia Teuscher with USU Extension - Weber County 4-H

Alicia Teuscher with USU Extension – Weber County 4-H

“I would like parents and youth to know 4-H has something to offer EVERYONE!  Farm or urban environment, 4-H has a project that will interest you and will encourage personal development.  Some of our project areas include beekeeping, livestock, art projects, knitting, public speaking, record keeping, fashion and talent shows, livestock and horse judging teams…the list goes on and on!” – Alicia Teuscher, 4-H Educator with Weber County Extension Office

To get a full list of what Utah 4-H currently has to offer you or your family, please click here.

Let’s all Learn, Grow and Build Together as a Community!

With all of these amazing “hands-on” clubs, there’s no way you won’t be able to find something that fits you or your child’s personality! It’s all about finding what you’re good at, what you love doing, or what you want to learn how to do; and then taking that skill to the next level with a productive “learning by doing” approach.

4-H allows for individuality and personal success. It teaches leadership skills, the importance of citizenship and giving back to your community.

To become a member, leader or volunteer for Utah 4-H please contact the Weber County Extension office at 801-399-8209 (or your county’s extension office).

You can also visit their website at utah4h.org

Is your son or daughter in 4-H, or did you participate growing up? Leave a comment telling us what club you were a part of and why you loved about participating in 4-H!

 

Thanks for helping us help Primary Children's!

Thanks for helping us help Primary Children’s!

- posted by Rose Marion

Since Jim Smith started this program at Smith & Edwards in 1996, each year starting around Thanksgiving, Smith & Edwards asks every customer if they’d donate to Primary Children’s Medical Center — our local children’s hospital in Salt Lake City and part of the Children’s Miracle Network.

Every one of our cashiers has a personal story they can tell of a customer who gave greatly to this important center.

And your donations have a HUGE impact on children & their parents as they go through a difficult time in their lives. Children like Parker – an All-Star! (Read more about Parker here!)

Not only do your donations benefit Primary Children’s – they inspire others. As a Utah Ace Hardware member, we have the opportunity to serve dinner to families whose children are in treatment at Primary Children’s.

Our team was set to take dinner from Bella’s down to the parents at the hospital one night – but when we went to pay, Bella’s Fresh Mexican Grill offered to donate the meal.

Serving Primary Children’s really is an opportunity for us as a store to give to those in need – and it started with one man’s inspiration.

“If you’re not helping the kids, you’re not doing what you should be doing. ” – Jim Smith.

Last year alone, Smith & Edwards raised $33,089 for Primary Children’s. Your donations really add up!
Receiving artwork from Primary Children's in 2015

Primary Children's Painting by Robyn Braeken

We were honored to accept this painting by Robyn Braeken, age 6, who benefited from care at Primary Children’s Hospital. What amazing talent Robyn has! The painting is Mommy Kitty, Baby Kitty.

Jim Smith, president of Smith & Edwards from the 1960s to the 2010s, knew the importance of supporting our local children in need. The Smith family has benefited from the skilled medical care available at Primary Children’s, as have many of the families of employees here at the store.

Jim also made it his mission to support the community’s contribution: to this day, for each dollar you donate to Primary Children’s at Smith & Edwards, the Smith Family matches that donation.

Since the program started in 1996, Smith & Edwards has sent over $490,000 to Primary Children’s – nearly half a million dollars. This entire donation benefits the kids: none of it is sent to administrative expenses!

“As long as the Smith family’s involved with the store, Primary Children’s will be a priority for us.” – Misti Smith Kosoff

We are able to continue donating to Primary Children’s through our partnership with Ace Hardware. In July 2015, representatives from Ace Hardware and Children’s Miracle Network came to congratulate our cashiers – and we received a trophy marking Smith & Edwards the Western Region Champion store affiliated with the Ace Foundation.
Ace representatives and Smith & Edwards staff with the Ace Foundation trophy

We couldn’t help Primary Children’s without your help. So thank you for your donations, and when you come in to Smith & Edwards during the Christmas season, please say YES when you’re asked to donate. Your donation makes a BIG difference!

The Tradition of Ogden Pioneer Days

- posted by Regan Taylor

Utah’s founding is a story of 148 pioneers trekking over 1,000 miles across the country and finally arriving to the Salt Lake Valley on July 24th, 1847. By 1869, some 70,000 or so more pioneers made this long, strenuous trip to our beautiful state of Utah.

In the summer of 1934, Mayor Harmon W. Peery started what’s known as “Ogden Pioneer Days”. This was how he wanted to celebrate and remember Utah’s pioneer ancestors and heritage.

The Ogden Pioneer Days has definitely been a tradition that has stuck; every year, the Ogden Pioneer Stadium puts on a rodeo and other special events, such as a parade and western festival, that attracts many people. Today, it’s known to be among the top 5 best large outdoor rodeos by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association (PRCA).

Jim Smith And The Ogden Pioneer Days

Jim Smith, son of Smith and Edwards Bert Smith, was President of Smith and Edwards since the 60’s, and an ardent supporter of the rodeo lifestyle. To understand Jim and Paula Smith’s total involvement with the Ogden Pioneer Days tradition, I talked with Jim’s close friend and Executive Administrator of Ogden Pioneer Days, Jackie Belnap.

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Jim Smith

Jackie recalled Jim becoming a part of the Ogden Pioneer Day’s Heritage Foundation Board some 10 or so years ago. But she says his active involvement really had been going on for somewhere between 35-45 years before. He was there to sponsor or support in ANY way he could.

Jackie said it was almost like every time the board thought to ask the Smith family for help, that they had already had it in their minds to help anyway. In other words, he didn’t have to be asked; Jim jumped in with both feet because of the passion he had for the Ogden Pioneer Days and community. And Paula was always right there with him, supporting in anyway she could too.

One moment that stood out to Jackie was when Ogden Pioneer Days had their volunteer appreciation party. Jackie had asked if Jim would be willing to give out a couple free gifts to some of these volunteers for their involvement and help with the Ogden Pioneer Days activities. Expecting just a couple free gifts, like they had agreed to, Jackie was stunned when she came to Smith and Edwards to pick them up. Jim had filled up an entire pick-up truck full of gifts for these volunteers who had taken time out of their day to help out. All 300 volunteers received a gift that night.

Of course, he did more than just support financially. Jim did all he could because he truly cared about all these people and what the Ogden Pioneer Days stands for. Jackie told me: “We would sometimes refer to him as our water boy. He was always making sure the cowboys had their cold water ready and that the coolers were always filled. There was literally no end to his support.”
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“Dad and Mom enjoy rodeo and the lifestyle. Dad competed in rodeo when he was younger and they raised all of us kids to love it too. Dad enjoyed his involvement with Ogden Pioneer Days. One of his main concerns was making sure the needs of the contestants were met. Mom has also helped out by volunteering in the contestant hospitality tent. She has always been everyone’s mom. This time of year the rodeo athletes spend a lot of time on the road. Its nice for them to feel like they have a place where they can refuel and recharge.

Dad always believed fully in giving back to the community and service. The Ogden Pioneer Heritage Foundation is one of the many boards he served on. He always felt like the store (Smith and Edwards) was blessed and that we are lucky to have the success that we do. It was his way of giving back. They are a great example of service before self.” -Misti Kosoff, daughter of Jim and Paula Smith

Jim Smith passed away in March, 2013.  But his presence and support for our community is still deeply rooted. After he passed, the Jim Smith Memorial Scholarship was created. This is a $1,000 scholarship for high school seniors involved with rodeo, 4-H or FFA. All around Ogden at special rodeo events or fairs, you’re more than likely going to see a Smith and Edwards sponsor sign.

There was no limit to how much support Jim and Paula had for our community. This year, Jim and Paula Smith are being honored as Grand Marshalls for the Ogden Pioneer Days 2015 celebration. To learn more click here.

Grand Marshalls of 2015 Horse n Hitch Parade

Paula and the Smith family ride as Grand Marshalls in the Horse N Hitch parade on Washington

If you’ve thought about going but have never lived the crazy fun of the Ogden Pioneer Days, I highly recommend you try it this year. The events have been going on for about a week or so,  but there’s still time to get in on all the action!

Events You Don’t Want To Miss

July 19th, at Ogden Pioneer Stadium at 8 a.m.:

  • Slack Breakfast and Timed Slack Event.

July 20th at Golden Spike Arena at 2 p.m.:

  • Miss Rodeo Utah Horsemanship Competition: Come out and support your favorite rodeo gal!

July 20th, at Ogden Pioneer Stadium at 6:30:

  • Pre-Rodeo and PRCA Rodeo: “Standard Examiner Family Night”.

July 21st, at Ogden Pioneer Stadium at 6:30:

  • Pre-Rodeo and PRCA Rodeo: “Patriot Night”.

July 22nd, at Ogden Pioneer Stadium at 6:30:

  • Pre-Rodeo and PRCA Rodeo: “National Day of American Cowboy” theme.

July 23rd, at Ogden Pioneer Stadium at 6:30:

  • Pre-Rodeo and PRCA Rodeo: “Tough enough to wear pink” night. Come at 6 p.m. to check out the Miss Rodeo Utah Freestyle Horsemanship Competition.

July 24th, THE BIG DAY!!

  • 9 a.m. on Washington Boulevard: Kick off the 24th of July with a Parade down the streets of Ogden. 20th street to 30th street.
  • 6 p.m.: Pre-Rodeo
  • 7:30 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo
  • 8:30 p.m.: Coronation of 2015 Miss Rodeo Utah
  • After the Miss Rodeo Utah is crowned, don’t forget to stay and watch the display of fireworks.

Pre-Rodeo Events Include:

  • Mutton Bustin’
  • Junior Posse Jamboree
  • Wild Cow Milking
  • Musical Chairs
  • Hide Racing

To get more details on registration and each event, visit the Ogden Pioneer Days website by clicking here.

We’re a stop on the Charm Trail, get your Smith & Edwards star charm at our Western department counter!

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Not Just A Country Store – Smith and Edwards Manufacturing

- posted by Regan Taylor

Today, I had the privilege of talking with our very own Smith and Edwards brand team. Some may not know this, but Smith and Edwards is a brand name for horse tack, bridles, pack saddles and pack saddle equipment, saddle bags, and leather-working goods.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an outfitter, hunter, trail rider, rancher, or rodeo cowboy; this brand is for all Western style riders. That’s right, we don’t just sell top quality Western tack and Western trail riding equipment, we make it too!

The Smith and Edwards company tried out the idea of making their own brand and products back in 1979. What started out as a simple yet solid idea, has soared to a well-respected brand name used by many cowboys in the Western region of the U.S. and is sold to many country/feed stores.

Why? Well it could be that it’s a brand made in USA, for USA. Or maybe it’s because the company is always looking for ways to improve their products and make them fit customer’s needs.

Trying new patterns and different sewing strategies, as well as changing lengths and cutting techniques help the team get a feel for what works and what doesn’t based on what our customer is looking for.  Because, after all, your support and feedback is what keeps us going!

 

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“Come on. What have you guys really changed to make your products better?”

Well, the Lasal Box Style Pannier is a perfect example. Before, the weight of what you were carrying would weigh down the middle of your bag. The Lasal Pannier now comes with a diamond pocket that the staps go through. This helps it to secure your load and compresses it together to help relieve pressure on the seams.

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Lasal Box Style Pannier

 

 

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Criss Cross Strap Set for Lasal Pannier

 

“I buy our pack equipment, headstalls, back cinchas, reins, lasal box style panniers, Utah pack panniers, and mantees. I choose the Smith and Edwards brand because of quality and price. And also because I know if there’s a problem I can bring it back and the Smith and Edwards team with get it taken care of for me” -Kris Betts, Western sales

 

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Behind the Scenes of the Smith and Edwards Brand Workshop

“I enjoy working with the people in the Western department. We are almost like a family. Well, I guess we are a family seeming how we spend most of our time together.” -Steve Lewis, leatherworker

Our Smith and Edwards Western Department Team

The Smith and Edwards Western Department Team. From left to right: Tom, Dave, Sam, Marty, Jess, Dani, Steve, Kyle, Shaun, Kris, Sherm.

Believe it or not, but it is a rather small team that works together to bring you all these one-of-a-kind products. And they aren’t made in some huge factory; instead they are beautifully hand-crafted right here at Smith and Edwards in the back corner of the Western department. The space is also relatively open, meaning our team can be seen, in the store, making these awesome products for you.

Smith and Edwards uses the best materials needed for each product they make. This includes:

  • Hermann Oak Leather: Mainly used on reins and headstalls.
  • Skirting: For cinches and breast collars.
  • Bear cloth: Tough, heavy nylon that doesn’t mildew. This is used on all of our pack bags.
  • Latigo: Used in almost everything we make.
  • Canvas: Mantee’s, slings, and pack bags are all made with canvas.

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The team uses a few machines, of course, to help them make these products just right. There’s an:

  • Edger: This helps to soften and round the edges of the leather.
  • Creaser: To put in the “creases” or lines that give the product a clean and defined finished look.
  • Puncher: For when the team needs to punch multiple holes into the leather at once.
  • Splitter: Used for thinning the leather out.
  • Riveter: Made to squeeze rivets to join two materials together.
  • Sewing machine: The sewing machines Smith and Edwards use are mainly for pack saddle bags, breast collars, and slobber straps.

The Smith and Edwards team designs and makes everything entirely from scratch, from carefully cutting the leather and punching holes to the final sewing touches and branding of our Smith and Edwards name. Each item takes a different amount of time to make and uses a different type of process. This means that our team has to be very knowledgeable and precise about how they work, especially when quality is such a big factor.

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“Saddle panniers are probably one of the most time consuming products to make. It can be a challenge cutting the pieces for it out of the leather. I’ve spent almost a whole day on one lasal bag before.” -Tom Donovan, leatherworker

Thanks to Troy Higgs for the amazing photos of his packing trip!

Do you have a photo of your Smith & Edwards gear in action? Send us your photo to info@smithandedwards.com, we’d love to see it!

Why You Should Give Us A Try

The products Smith and Edwards sell are made specifically to work AND to last. The brand isn’t a super flashy one, it is better suited for the “working cowboy”. Products are made the old-fashioned way, and not mass manufactured. I guess you could say it’s more personal that way!

“My favorite part about working back here is being able to take something, cut it up and then piece it back together to make a product one of our customer’s will use and love. It’s rewarding.” -Marty Thompson, Western manager

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Heavy Duty Nylon Saddle Bag & Cantle Bag Combo

 

Smith and Edwards has been a store you’ve trusted to bring you quality products and exceptional customer service for some 50+ years now. So, of course it is expected that our brand name products uphold the same standards, if not higher.

If you love Smith and Edwards, you’ll love what we make! Next time you’re looking to buy headstalls, bridles, halters, straps, or breast collars for western style riding, think Smith and Edwards. You won’t be disappointed!

To get a full listing of our catalog and everything we sell, please click here. (PDF file).

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Click here to find your favorite Western Tack items at Smith and Edwards

 

 

 

 

How to Rope a Cowboy Toy, with Craig Smith

How to Rope a Cowboy Toy

- posted by Rose Marion

If you’ve ever been dummy ropin’, you know how FUN it is… and you don’t need to be a team roper on a horse to have fun with it.

Stick a steer head on a bale of hay, or hook up a Smarty dummy to your 4-wheeler – it’s as fun as the real thing.

But what about when it’s raining, or it’s dark out? How you gonna rope then?

Here it is: The living room Cowboy Toy. Born in Texas, our customers LOVE these mini steers! They come with their own rope, interchangeable horns, and the legs even move like a real dummy steer, so you can head ‘n heel with the whole family. Craig had to show Curtis with ABC4 Utah how it’s done:

This tabletop roping dummy’s as fun as it looks!

Gotta have one? Get your own Cowboy Ropin’ Toy (and see their big brothers) at SMITHandEDWARDS.com in our Roping Dummy section.
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If you haven’t seen someone rope the Shorty ropin’ dummy, you’ve gotta checkout our Dummy Ropin’ we did back on Valentine’s Day! Click here to see some Dummy Ropin’ Pictures.
Dummy Ropin, a new tradition at Smith & Edwards!